Age: 30 years old

Country: Morocco

Anwar saidi, a Moroccan cellist, began playing the cello at the age of eight. Since then, it has grown steadily and received numerous awards in the framework of competitions for young artists: first prize of the 2012 national string competition and special prize of the best Moroccan Espoir unanimously with the congratulations of the jury, first prize from the national competition unanimously with the congratulations of the jury, first prize of the international string competition in 2014, he was the youngest in the category of excellence and was a great success.
Graduate of the National Conservatory of Music of Rabat. Anwar Saidi continues his studies at the EIMD, international school of music and dance, in the class of René Beneditti on cello and Christophe Boney in chamber music.
He also follows the master classes of Emmanuelle Bertrand, Maria Kliegel, Franck avitabile Marc Coppey, Fabrizio Cassol…
He plays solo cello with various orchestras such as the Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra, the Ceuta International Orchestra, the Nonet Orpheo and Majnun.
A regular cellist, he works under the direction of great conductors such as Ennio Morricone, Olivier Holt, Carlo Rizzi, Marko Letonja, Jean-Claude Casadesus …
Classically trained cellist, he plays in several jazz / Oriental / Andalusian projects …
At the same time, he collaborated with artists such as Vicente Amigo, Francis Goya, Didier Lockwood …
He participates in several artistic projects with the academy of Aix en Provence festival, including the symphony orchestra and intercultural projects. He also participates in training at the Musicien-Relais mediation.
Professor of cello at the Conservatory of Tetouan, he teaches cello in the socio-educational project “Mazaya”, a project of learning music by the orchestra for disadvantaged children of Rabat.

Photo credit: Amine bennour